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Re: [css-fonts] "system" generic font name

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:47:57 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZJvqA0fU8PyqqCC1Cxs7dDzk24XSH6K_X2t_gGxfVWrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
Cc: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com> wrote:

> > On 15 Jul 2015, at 7:42 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> > Wouldn't your "system" be equivalent to or duplicative of one or more of
> the
> > 6 existing "system" fonts on http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-fonts/#font-prop
> ,
> > e.g. menu?
>
> This whole thing is weird. It makes specifying fallback font-families
> strange - you now move them to the font shorthand.
>
Even though you can then override size/weight/etc after the shorthand, it
> seems yucky that you have to use a shorthand just to get what is
> effectively a font-family.
>

Per David's email, don't you also need a way to set font size/weight etc to
values that match system usage? And isn't the 'font' property the best way
to do this?

Rob
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